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Central Intelligence

Central Intelligence

Rawson Marshall Thurber (2016)

111min
15 Certificate
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Our Score
Kevin Hart plays an accountant who's lured into an international spy mission by a former classmate and then social outcast (Dwayne Johnson) now working for the CIA. The film will be wholly familiar to fans of Hart's work, as he once again plays the fast-talking comedy whirlwind who's in over his head. Director Rawson Thurber (Dodgeball: a True Underdog Story) profits from the manic energy he always brings to a film, but what makes this one different is that he's not alone in delivering the laughs. Johnson is the secret weapon and is able to outshine his co-star to create some of the funnier moments. He looks dangerous, too, when things get tough in the final act. Scenes like one where the double-act engages in couples therapy showcase the "Rock's" ability to offset his imposing demeanour by being charmingly goofy. Of Hart's many action comedies, Central Intelligence is one of the more enjoyable thanks to this entertaining collaboration and a heartfelt anti-bullying message.

Summary

Years after being humiliated as a student, rogue CIA agent Robbie Wheirdicht turns to old classmate Calvin Joyner for help when he's targeted by his own organisation. Extended version of the action comedy, starring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart and Amy Ryan.

Cast & Crew

Bob Stone / Robbie Weirdicht Dwayne Johnson
Calvin Joyner Kevin Hart
Phil Aaron Paul
Agent Pamela Harris Amy Ryan
Steve Ryan Hansen
Maggie Danielle Nicolet
Agent Stan Mitchell Tim Griffin
Agent Nick Cooper Timothy John Smith
Young Robbie Sione Kelepi
The Buyer Thomas Kretschmann
Director Rawson Marshall Thurber
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Guidance: Some violence and swearing

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